We Love it When Kids Give Back!

Janie Gianotsos Food & Fund Drive, Fund Drive, Kung Food Fighters, Newsy

Food Bank of the Rockies was delighted to be invited to the graduation ceremony at Patterson Elementary School in Jefferson County. The 3rd graders at Patterson learned about economics and giving back. They hosted a Teddy Bear Tea.  The kids made Teddy Bears in art class and had the option of allowing their Teddy Bears to be auctioned at the …

Safeway & Albertsons Make Sure Kids Have Breakfast

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Large Group Volunteering, Newsy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially if you’re a growing kid.  This spring, Safeway and Albertsons’ Denver Division volunteered to help pack Totes of Hope® for students at Swansea Elementary to celebrate a very generous and important gift for hungry kids.  Most of the students at Swansea are on free and reduced lunch, living at or …

Snow Days Could Mean Hunger for Kids in Our Community

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

When it snows and kids get the day off from school, it’s usually cause for them to celebrate. But not for all kids. When Dakota’s teacher told him there might be a blizzard and school could be cancelled, he replied with worry, “But how will we get our food?” For Dakota and his family, receiving a weekly Totes of Hope® …

Colorado Secretary of State Wins Bet (and so does Food Bank of the Rockies!)

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

You’ve seen those Super Bowl bets where politicians of the losing team send local food and drink items to the winning team’s politician. Sometimes they wear the winning team’s jersey. Or decorate their office with the winning team’s logos and colors. In this bet, no matter who won the big game, local food banks were winners too. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and North …

Audrey Made Our Day!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

How many five-year-old kids do you know who would rather feed hungry families than get showered with toys and other gifts on their birthday?  Well they do exist and we were lucky enough to meet one today! Audrey had a birthday celebration and asked her family and friends to bring food instead of gifts. It was wonderful to see her smile when …

40,000 More Meals for the New Year Thanks to PCL Construction Denver!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Much of Colorado’s economy is booming. But not everyone is experiencing this tremendous growth. For many in our community, earning enough to put food on the table is still a struggle. And in our service area, where oil and gas are key industries for good paying jobs, many families are experiencing lay-offs and reduced wages. FBR and our partner agencies …

Have a Stress-Free Black Friday – Give eCard Honor Gift Contributions!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Honor Gift Contributions with eCards is an Easy-to-Give Gift that will Feed Hungry Families! Consider sending honorary contributions and holiday themed eCards to let your dear ones know you care this season. Giving an honor gift is easy! Visit our holiday contribution form online Choose your contribution amount and enter your credit card information Select your card theme Fill in a …

Wanda’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

It’s a bright, sunshiny day as the food bank van rolls down the street to a small home in central Denver.  Peggy, FBR’s driver is coming to visit Wanda and bring monthly USDA commodities made possible through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) administered by FBR. She also brings other items including some fresh produce, bread and even a bag of pet food for Wanda’s …